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England boss explains Jonjo Shelvey absence from World Cup squad

England manager Gareth Southgate has spoken publically about the decision to omit Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey from his World Cup squad.

Southgate has rejected suggestions England should write off their chances at this summer's World Cup as unacceptable and has told his young squad to "enjoy the ride".<

The former Middlesbrough manager appeared at Wembley to discuss his fresh-faced 23-man squad for Russia and insisted he had selected the best available players, not just those with the most to learn.

There also appears little chance of Jonjo Shelvey playing for England in the near future, despite impressing for Newcastle.

"We pick on how a player fits our system," Southgate added.

"Do they have the attributes to play how we want to play, and does their character and personality fit into the group for the month, eight weeks we want to be away?"